April 15, 2002


 In Memoriam

Posted April 1, 2002

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Richard N. Bruce

Dr. Bruce (KSU '69), 56, Orchard, Neb., died Jan. 3, 2002. He was in mixed practice in Orchard, having joined his father, Dr. Kenneth L. Bruce (KSU '41), and grandfather, Dr. Ernest E. Bruce (KSU '16), following graduation. Dr. Bruce was a member of the Nebraska VMA. His wife, Carol; two daughters; a son; and a stepdaughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Nebraska VMA Centennial Scholarship Foundation Inc, P.O. Box 2118, Hastings, NE 68902.

Carl J. Busch

Dr. Busch (OSU '50), 79, Alliance, Ohio, died Jan. 21, 2002. Retired, he had owned Tri-County Animal Hospital in Alliance from 1950-1989. Dr. Busch was a World War II veteran, serving as a radio operator in the Army Air Corps. He attained the rank of staff sergeant.

Dr. Busch's wife, Barbara; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Alliance Shrine Transportation, P.O. Box 2626, Alliance, OH 44601.

Carol J. Chacto

Dr. Chacto (GA '75), 56, Banner Elk, N.C., died Jan. 24, 2002. She owned High Country Animal Clinic, a small animal practice in Banner Elk, since 1992. Prior to that, Dr. Chacto practiced at Six Forks Animal Hospital, Greensboro Animal Clinic, and Needham Animal Hospital in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Wilmington, N.C., respectively.

Memorials may be made to Genesis Wildlife Animal Sanctuary, 225 Upper Grouse Ridge Road, Beech Mountain, NC 28604.

Danford L. Cox

Dr. Cox (OSU '35), 88, Arcanum, Ohio, died Dec. 16, 2001. From 1945 until retirement in 1981, he owned Arcanum Veterinary Service. A member of the Ohio VMA, Dr. Cox was affiliated with the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals.

His wife, Betty, and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2, Arcanum, OH 45304; or the Darke County Humane Society, Greenville, OH 45331.

Daniel B. Davis

Dr. Davis (COR '57), 76, North Port, Fla., died Jan. 27, 2002. Retired, he was the founder of Penfield Veterinary Hospital and Northgate Animal Hospital in Penfield and Rochester, N.Y., respectively. A World War II veteran, Dr. Davis served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He attained the rank of 2nd lieutenant.

Dr. Davis is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons; two stepsons; and a stepdaughter.

George E. Frank

Dr. Frank (OSU '55), 72, Greensburg, Ky., died Jan. 4, 2002. From 1957 until his death, he practiced small animal medicine in Greensburg. Prior to that, Dr. Frank practiced in Bluefield, W.Va. He was a member of the Kentucky VMA. Dr. Frank was also a member of the Green County Board of Health and the Lake Cumberland District Board of Health. He served as a 1st lieutenant in the Army Reserve until 1963.

Dr. Frank is survived by his wife, Anne; five sons; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to Greensburg United Methodist Church, 111 W. Court St., Greensburg, KY 42743.

Roy D. Hoffman

Dr. Hoffman (UP '31), 93, Bedford, Pa., died Jan. 28, 2002. Until 1965, he owned a mixed practice in Bedford. From 1965-1978 Dr. Hoffman worked as a dog law enforcement officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He held patents for at least five veterinary-related inventions, including a method of artificially inseminating cows.

In 1979, he was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association. He was past president and trustee of the Pennsylvania VMA and received its Distinguished Veterinarian Award in 1985. Dr. Hoffman also served as president of the Pennsylvania Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and the Penn Allegheny Veterinary Association. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.

He is survived by a son and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the Dr. R. D. Hoffman Scholarship Fund, c/o John H. Holbert, 1876 Sweet Root Road, Bedford, PA 15522.

Norma P. Mauk

Dr. Mauk (TEX '89), 46, Bryan, Texas, died Feb. 2, 2002. She was in mixed practice in Bryan. Dr. Mauk is survived by her husband, Rodney, and two daughters. Memorials may be made to the Brazos Animal Shelter, 2207 Finfeather Road, Bryan, TX 77801.

Carl D. McElveen

Dr. McElveen (GA '55), 80, Mount Pleasant, S.C., died Dec. 27, 2001. Prior to retirement, he owned McElveen Animal Hospital in Columbia, S.C., for many years. Dr. McElveen was a member of the South Carolina VMA. An Army veteran, he served in the European and Pacific theaters during World War II.

Dr. McElveen is survived by two sons and two daughters. Memorials may be made to Church of the Epiphany, 225 W. Main St., Laurens, SC 29360; or Alzheimer's Foundation, Columbia, SC 29201.

Tom S. McMurry

Dr. McMurry (TEX '51), 76, Victoria, Texas, died Feb. 6, 2002. Retired, he was a co-founder and past director of The Texas Zoo in Victoria. Dr. McMurry was a member of the Texas VMA and served as president of the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice in 1978. A World War II veteran, he served in the Navy.

Dr. McMurry's three daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to The Texas Zoo, 110 Memorial Drive, Victoria, TX 77902.

Terry S. Ozier

Dr. Ozier (MSU '39), 86, Brandon, Miss., died Jan. 21, 2002. From 1946 until retirement in 1967, he owned Jackson Animal Hospital in Jackson, Miss. Following graduation, Dr. Ozier taught at Texas A&M University. He served in the Army from 1941-1946, attaining the rank of colonel. Dr. Ozier received the Army Medal of Commendation.

He was a past president of the Mississippi VMA and the Jackson VMA, and was active in the Central Mississippi VMA. He was a member of the AAHA.

Having owned tree farms, he was past president of the Mississippi Forestry Association, and was the National Tree Farmer of the Year in 1990.

Dr. Ozier is survived by three sons and a daughter. Memorials may be made to Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 101 Parkway Road, Brandon, MS 39047; or The Anne and Terry Ozier Endowed Scholarship, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University Foundation Inc, P.O. Box 423, Mississippi State, MS 39762-0423.

Herbert C. Schoonover

Dr. Schoonover (KSU '52), 73, Arlington, Texas, died Dec. 23, 2001. Retired, he had owned Arlington Animal Hospital. Prior to that, Dr. Schoonover practiced in Caldwell, Kan. During his career, he served for a year as a missionary in Bolivia, teaching basic animal anatomy, nutrition, and disease prevention to farmers.

Dr. Schoonover's wife, Darlus; three daughters; and a son survive him. One daughter, Dr. Bonnie S. Harris (TEX '90), has owned Arlington Animal Hospital since 1992. Memorials may be made to New World United Methodist Church, 2201 N. Davis, Arlington, TX 76012.

James J. Smith

Dr. Smith (KSU '45), 91, Waverly, Ill., died Jan. 7, 2002. He owned a practice in Waverly, serving several central Illinois counties for more than 50 years. Dr. Smith was past president of the Illinois State VMA. He was a member of the Advisory Council for the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

His wife, La Verne; two sons; and three daughters survive him. Dr. Smith's son-in-law, Dr. Charles R. Boyce (ILL '69), practices in Chatham, Ill. His grandson, Charles Boyce (ILL '03), and granddaughter-in-law, Rachel Boyce (ILL '02), are veterinary students. Dr. Smith's uncle, Dr. Patrick W. Loob (KCV '11), was also a veterinarian. Memorials may be made to the Waverly Rescue Squad, 348 W. Tremont, Waverly, IL 62692.